Synonyms & Antonyms of neighborly

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How does the adjective neighborly contrast with its synonyms?

The words amicable and friendly are common synonyms of neighborly. While all three words mean "exhibiting goodwill and an absence of antagonism," neighborly implies a disposition to live on good terms with others and to be helpful on principle.

neighborly concern

When is amicable a more appropriate choice than neighborly?

The words amicable and neighborly are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, amicable implies a state of peace and a desire on the part of the parties not to quarrel.

maintained amicable relations

In what contexts can friendly take the place of neighborly?

The words friendly and neighborly can be used in similar contexts, but friendly stresses cordiality and often warmth or intimacy of personal relations.

sought friendly advice

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The first known use of neighborly was in 1558

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“Neighborly.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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